Marianne van Loo

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Documenting Pontins a holiday camp in Blackpool, after its closure and before its demolition. Revisiting a project I shot nearly 10 years ago. I am currently reading Sunrise by Victoria Hislop about the abandoned city of Varosha, in Cyprus. Which was once a famous seaside resort and now entry to it is forbidden since the Turkish invasion in 1974. Blackpool is however now regenerating itself with a £100 million investment. These images are resonant of a time gone by. The images are a mixture of images stored on my hard drive and from my development sketchbooks for this series.

Marianne van Loo

Social documentary photographer, interested in history and memory and place and non-place. I also self-publish notably newspapers and I co-authored a self-published photobook about a new town, just south of Delhi called ‘Gurgaon, portrait of a city’.

2018

Selected for ShutterHub ‘Because We Can‘  at Festival Pil’ours,  Shutterhub OPEN

and Shutterhub Out of the ordinary

Photovogue Italia contributer and Loosenart sells my work.

Exhibited in Rome with Loosenart twice in 2018.

First solo exhibition in Blackpool in 2018 at HIVE.

Two group exhibitions in Blackpool in 2018 as part of Arrested Redevelopment.

Upcoming collaborative exhibition in Blackpool at Shaws art cafe with Dawn Mander.

 

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